Doughnut Pose

Hearty greetings, brothers and sisters. Hope this finds you well.

I’ve told you that lab grown meat (and insects) are the future of food. It’s movin’ right along. The first test-tube hamburger will be produced this year.

Are designers ruining the internets? No. It would be damn ugly and unusable without them.

A new report finds that fasting can protect your brain against diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Oh man, were all of those links from the UK? Sorry. Couldn’t help it.

Astonishing artwork created with books and surgical tools:

And, now: charts!

I have a bunch of these on my desktop, and I figured now’s as good a time as any to share them with you.

We’ll start off with the political compass of the US “election” 2012. Nothing new here, but it’s still depressing:


Next, the power of unions (UK):


Along those lines, here’s a look at executive vs. worker compensation (US):


A similar chart. Share of wealth gain over 26 years, from richest to poorest:


Infuriated? Sorry about that. I had to clean off my desktop.

Here, check out these bizarre flowers (via):

Also, Jane Russel: